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Re: Classes at Jonglurie

Poster: mn13189@WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU

Here's some extra info on the classes I will be teaching at Jonglurie:

Middle English Lyrics:  I am joint-teaching this one with Alfredo el
Bufon.  This will be a double-length class.  No prior experience required.
I will go over a quick basic history of the Old English/Middle
English/Modern English eras, and what makes the languages different.  The
main focus of the class will be teaching Middle English pronunciation
rules, so that you are comfortable reading it aloud, even if you don't
know what the words mean!  Lots of group participation--  I will expect
everyone to read aloud.  Lots of practice making the sounds.  Once we feel
comfortable just reading some Middle English, I'll start in teaching
Middle English songs.  Hand-outs will be provided.  Alfredo has a great
breakdown of "Sumer Is Icumin."  It should be fun.

Scottish Ballads:  I'll go over briefly what makes a ballad a ballad, and
a little history, but the main focus of the class will be teaching actual
period or near-period Scottish ballads (English, not Gaelic).  Come
prepared to sing!

Begginning Lap Dulcimer:  Let me rephrase that.  BEGGINNING Lap dulcimer.
Very begginning.  If you just bought a brand new one, never played before,
this is for you.  I will go over some of the lap dulcier's period
equivalents, highlight what makes our modern lap dulcimers different from
them, and teach basic tuning and strumming techniques.  I won't be getting
into "how to play period songs" very much.  My goal is to get the class to
be able to tune their own dulcimers to various modes, and be able to play
at least one simple song well enough that people would want to listen to

-And that's all I have to say about that-
Eogan Og Mac Labruinn

"Ye knowe ek that in forme of speche is chaunge
Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho
That hadden pris, now wonder nyce and straunge
Us thinketh he, and yet thei spake hem so,
And spedde as wel in love as men now do."
	--Geoffrey Chaucer (late 14th cent.)

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